Dairy Industry News and Features

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Note, all standard litre prices are those quoted by www.milkprices.com and are based on the following:
The liquid standard litre 4% bf, 3.3% protein, 30,000/ml Bactoscans, 200,000/ml SCC, 1 million litres a year on EODC but before seasonality, monthly profile payments, balancing, B price additions, capital retentions or annual incentive schemes. The manufacturing standard litre is to exactly the same specification with the exception of 4.2%bf and 3.4% protein.

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South Caernarfon Creameries (Cheese) to hold its producer milk price for September

This is the 4th consecutive monthly price hold and continues the standard litre manufacturing price of 28.03ppl and a liquid standard litre price of 27.09ppl.

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Belton Farm (Cheese) to hold its producer milk price for September

The hold continues a standard litre manufacturing price of 28ppl and a liquid standard litre price of 27.25ppl.

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First Milk (Cheese) to hold its members milk price for September

This is the 4th consecutive monthly price hold and continues the standard litre manufacturing price of 28.37ppl and a liquid standard litre price of 27.45ppl for those supplying the Tesco cheese pool their standard manufacturing litre price remains at 28.87ppl.

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Wyke Farms (Cheese) to hold its producer milk price for September

This is the 4th consecutive monthly standard manufacturing price paid by Wyke at 28.47ppl and based on a standard liquid litre 27.5ppl.

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Wensleydale Creamery (Cheese) to hold its producer milk price for August

This is the 5th consecutive monthly price hold with the September price still to be confirmed.  The standard liquid litre price will continue at 27.40ppl.

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Pattemore’s (liquid) to hold its producer milk price for September

This is the third consecutive month of Pattemore’s paying a liquid standard litre price of 27.15ppl and based in a manufacturing standard litre 28.05ppl.

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GDT Auction results down 2.6% as New Zealand Production increases

Tuesday GDT Auction saw the average price fall by 2.6% to US$3253 tonne with volumes on offer up almost 40% to those on the previous auction.  Quantity sold 34,969 tonnes. The fall in price is predominantly attributed to the fact New Zealand is heading towards its spring peak and the US/China trade war.  Note China is GDt’s longest monthly buyer.  Next sale 20th August.

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Domestic Milk Production

GB deliveries for week ending 3rd August are running 1.5% ahead of the same week in 2018 with May up 1.7% (+23 million litres) for UK deliveries and the year to date + 2.9% (+77 million litres).  Source AHDB Dairy. The real prospect if a no deal Brexit has weakened sterling to 92p which is some good news for 2019 SFP payments and is helping increase dairy commodity values.

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Freshways 2ppl plus price cut to a 24.4ppl base price- from 1st September

Freshways has stunned its supplies, yet again, this time hitting them hard with an eye watering drop from 1st September. The Freshways base price is 24.4ppl and results in a liquid standard litre price of 25ppl down 2.06ppl. Numerous reasons are given in a letter to producers as to why this cut is necessary including special offers from competitor processors.

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1ppl milk price reduction for suppliers to Glanbia (Cheese) – from 1st September

This takes producers standard manufacturing litre price down to 27ppl.

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Arla hold members milk price for a 7th consecutive month

Arlas latest announcement means the standard manufacturing milk price remains at 30.22ppl and based on the liquid standard litre 29.05ppl. The Organic member price also remains unchanged at 41.97ppl (manufacturing) and 40.33ppl (liquid). All prices include Arlagarden + and the accessibility incentive/bonus. Whilst Arla state that the outlook for the milk price is stable for the foreseeable future there is speculation that any change from these prices by Arla is more likely to be upwards which would put the cat amongst the pigeons and exert even more pressure on some of Arlas lessor competitors especially those drowning in dirty water in the middle ground.

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Lactalis (The Fresh Milk Company) hold its milk price

Lactalis have held their guaranteed minimum milk price for the period July 1st to September 30th at 28.27ppl based on a standard manufacturing litre price and 27.13ppl based on a standard liquid litre.

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